repetend

noun
rep·​e·​tend | \ ˈre-pə-ˌtend How to pronounce repetend (audio) \

Definition of repetend

: a repeated sound, word, or phrase specifically : refrain sense 1

First Known Use of repetend

1874, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for repetend

Latin repetendus to be repeated, gerundive of repetere to repeat

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About repetend

Time Traveler for repetend

Time Traveler

The first known use of repetend was in 1874

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near repetend

repet

repetend

repetiteur

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for repetend

Cite this Entry

“Repetend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repetend. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on repetend

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about repetend

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Dog Words Quiz

  • shiba puppy more or less demanding cuddles
  • Which of the following animals has a dog in its etymology?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!